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3765, ATHENIAN, New York (N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum, 56.171.23

  • Vase Number: 3765
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: AMPHORA, NECK
  • Date: -550 to -500
  • Inscriptions: Named: SIMIAS
  • Last Recorded Collection: New York (N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum: 56.171.23
  • Publication Record: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: NEW YORK, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART 4, 37-38, PL.(764) 36.1-4 View Whole CVA Plates
    Dietrich, N., Figur ohne Raum? Bäume und Felsen in der attischen Vasenmalerei des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Image & Context 7 (Berlin, 2010): 383, FIG.318 (B)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VI, PL.540, NESSOS 30 (A)
    Muth, S., Gewalt im Bild, Das Phänomen der medialen Gewalt im Athen des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Berlin, 2008): 432, FIG.313 (B)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 5711
  • LIMC ID: 15960
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: New York 56.171.23.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF neck amphora. Unattributed. Last quarter sixth. Ca. 510 (Bothmer).
  • CAVI Subject: A: Heracles and Nessus, with Deianeira. B: Centauromachy: Kaineus with a centaur on each side.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: above and to right of Heracles' head: hερακλες [[h(ε)]]{1}. B: above the left centaur: Δασ[--]. Between the heads of the centaurs: νοσ{2}. Above the right centaur: Σιμιας.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} syllabic heta. {2} very small in the ph., pl. 36,3; I think, Bothmer reads this going up and complete, but it could perhaps be read retr. and down: [--]σον, although there is very little space. Possibly combine with the first inscription: Δασ[--(?)]σον(?). A compound of δασυς (?).
  • CAVI Comments: The phs. show the letters too small for individual identification. The readings are Bothmer's. Simias is probably a variant of Simos, snub-nosed (Bothmer). For the name cf. C. Fränkel (1912), 9, 21, 67; Rumpf (1927), 51; Boardman (1955), 65. The vase was previously unpublished.
  • CAVI Number: 5711
  • AVI Bibliography: BADB 3765. — M.B. Moore and D. von Bothmer, CVA New York 4, USA 16 (1976), pl. 36,1-4 (no bibl.) (sm.). — LIMC vi (1992), pl. 540, Nessos 30 (A) (Herakles cl.).
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
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